It's that time of the year again - time to at least think about filing your taxes. But, here's something I didn't know in years past - you can earn 1000 Rapid Rewards points for free when you file your taxes. Granted, of course, you can use the IRS 1040-EZ form. … [Read more...] about Earn 1000 Rapid Rewards Points for Free!
Here's a shocker - until recently, I've never been to an IKEA. Yup. I never found the love for these gigantic stores. But, recently, I went to my first one. And, as a result, I finally tried the IKEA Swedish Meatballs. … [Read more...] about I Finally Tried the IKEA Swedish Meatballs
While we were in Vegas, I wanted to check out Bouchon Bakery Las Vegas. So, on our second to last day in Sinc City, we hopped over to the Venitian for what we hoped would be a quick breakfast. Boy, what an adventure that ended up being. … [Read more...] about Review: Bouchon Bakery Las Vegas
During our most recent stay at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, we were given a credit for the hotel's newest eatery - the Queensbreak Restaurant. Wanting to maximize the value of this stay, we decided to go check them out for pupus and cocktails. … [Read more...] about Review: Queensbreak Restaurant
You all know I'm a fan of Hawaiian wine and Agricole-style rum. But, Hawaii's homegrown adult beverage industry is more diverse than that - you just have to know where to look. So that's how we found ourselves visiting the Hawaiian Shochu Company. … [Read more...] about Visiting the Hawaiian Shochu Company
Before we planned a trip to Vegas with my in-laws, I had planned a trip to Maui for Mrs. Island Miler and me. The goal for our grand Maui adventures was to have Mrs. Island Miler experience the Grand Wailea for the first time. But the trip ended up being so much more. … [Read more...] about Grand Maui Adventures – Introduction
As if the nearly 20-course dinner we had at e by Jose Andres wasn't enough, we headed straight out after dinner to Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace for more bites and libations. … [Read more...] about Review: Vanderpump Cocktail Garden
Since the start of the pandemic, Chase has been giving us periodic bonuses on a wide swath of cards. Well, I'm happy to report that the Chase 5x Points targeted offers are back! Though, what you get - if you get any offers at all - will vary considerably. … [Read more...] about Chase 5x Points Targeted Offers Are Back!
My wallet has seen a lot of changes as of late. I've been more open to closing cards and have given a few the ax. Add that to changing priorities and my 2022 credit card strategy promises to be at least a little different than last year's. … [Read more...] about My 2022 Credit Card Strategy
To say the year started off as expected is an understatement. Two months ago, I thought we'd be getting out of this pandemic. Alas, here we are. So here's my 2022 outlook, which looks remarkably similar to what I actually did in 2021. Sort of. … [Read more...] about My 2022 Outlook